What's new

January 2020

Panopto was upgraded to the latest version (8.0) on Saturday 4 January 2020. There are only minor changes in the new version.

Option for students to download slides

You can allow students to download PowerPoint slides from a Reflect recording. To do this, first change the setting on your recording to allow slides to be downloaded:
Allow slide download

Students will then see the option to download slides:

Download slides

Recycle Bin

When you delete a recording, it is moved to a recycle bin and stored for 90 days. If you delete a recording by mistake, you can go to the recycle bin and restore the deleted recording. However if you need to make sure that a recording is permanently deleted, please contact IT Services who will be able to do this for you.

To restore a recording that was deleted in error:

  1. Go to the ‘Reflect Recordings’ page in your Blackboard course and select the Open in Panopto option in the top right of the page.
    Open in Panopto
  2. Click on the System cog in the bottom left on the screen.
    System cog
  3. Choose the Recycle Bin option.
    Recycle Bin
  4. Move your mouse over a recording and choose Restore to ‘un-delete’ it.
    Restore deleted recording

New Embed options

If you are embedding a Reflect recording in a web page or in Blackboard, there are new embed options that you can use. To access these:

  1. Move your mouse over the recording and choose Share.
    Share option
  2. Click Embed at the top of the screen to see options to change the size and shape, start time and level of interactivity.
    Embed code
  3. When you have changed the settings, you can click the Copy Embed Code button to get code to use in your website.
  4. If you want to embed the video in your Blackboard course, create a new item and paste the embed code into the HTML window.
    HTML window


Video Preview

You can switch on a Preview Mode that allows you to preview videos to help you find the one you are looking for.

To switch Preview Mode on:

  1. Go to the Reflect Recordings page of your Blackboard course and select the Open in Panopto option in the top right of the page.
    Open in Panopto
  2. Choose Preview Mode on the top right of the screen.
    Preview Mode
  3. Now, when you click on a Reflect recording in a list (either in Panopto or in Blackboard), you will see a preview of the video on the right of the screen. Preview Mode has no effect when you have added a link to a video into a content area.
  4. When you are previewing a recording, you can then choose to watch it in the usual view by moving your mouse over the preview and choosing Watch in Panopto.
    Watch in Panopto

To switch Preview Mode off again, go back into Panopto and de-select Preview Mode (by repeating steps 1 and 2 above).



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Need help with Reflect?

For urgent help, when equipment is not working in a teaching room, call Teaching Room Support on 0116 252 2919.

Contact the IT Service Desk for all other technical problems, such as issues with Reflect recordings. Make sure you provide the module code and start/end times of the teaching event.

Phone: 0116 252 2253
Email: ithelp@le.ac.uk

For general Reflect enquiries about the use of Reflect in your teaching, email lli@le.ac.uk